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Mdou Moctar's Ilana (The Creator) comes out March 29 via Sahel Sounds. Picasa/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ilana (The Creator)

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Salif Keita Gives His Blessing And Takes A Final Bow With 'Un Autre Blanc'

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Jay-Z performs on stage during 'On the Run II' tour in 2018. The rapper is among the headliners of Woodstock 50. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Woodstock 50 'Recreate The Magic' Of The Original Festival?

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Curtis Mayfield (in purple) performs in a detail from a poster advertising the 1972 film Super Fly, for which Mayfield composed the soundtrack album. John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Ar/Getty Images hide caption

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The Cuban band Cimafunk performs onstage for NPR's Alt.Latino showcase during SXSW 2019. Hutton Supancic/Getty Images for SXSW hide caption

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Alt.Latino's SXSW 2019 Wrap-Up

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Erick Alejandro Iglesias (right) of Cimafunk performs onstage at the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festival March 13, 2019 in Austin, Tx. JEALEX Photo/Getty Images hide caption

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Alt.Latino's New Music Discoveries At SXSW 2019

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Nat King Cole plays with his jazz orchestra on the stage of The Apollo Theater, in Harlem, N.Y. in the 1950s. Eric Schwab/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nat King Cole Still Remains 'One Of The Great Gifts Of Nature' 100 Years Later

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"I just sing what I feel," Mary Lane says. Collin Susich /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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At 83, Mary Lane Upholds The Blues Tradition: 'I Still Got It'

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Brazilian singer-songwriter Luedji Luna hopes her music motivates the people of her country to recognize their power and stand up to government officials. Helen Salomão/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Politics Is Affecting Musicians From Brazil And Venezuela

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Seungri, photographed as he arrived at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on March 14, 2019. The former pop idol was there to undergo police questioning over charges of supplying prostitution services. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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Danger Mouse (left) and Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O collaborated on Lux Prima, one of the albums on our short list for the best new releases out March 15. Eliot Lee Hazel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 5 Albums Out March 15

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Hal Blaine, 'Most Recorded Drummer In History,' Dies At 90

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Want To Play A Tiny Desk Concert? Enter The 2019 Tiny Desk Contest!

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Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra carry signs as they strike on March 11, 2019 in Chicago, after 11 months of talks failed to reach an agreement. Kamil Krzaczynski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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2 Sides In Chicago Symphony Orchestra Strike To Meet On Friday

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Stella Donnelly's debut album, Beware of the Dogs, is out now. Pooneh Ghana/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stella Donnelly Puts Her 'Middle Finger Up' To The Patriarchy Of Rock

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